Where Is the Latin America M&A Market Headed in 2020? [Video]

Our LATAM sales leader speaks to challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for dealmakers in the region


20 February 2020

Claudio Yamashita SS&C Intralinks

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Latin America (LATAM) decreased in 2019 amid a backdrop of social protests, tax reforms and geopolitical tensions. While the number of deals was down, the region, which is rich in natural resources including energy, mining and power, saw an influx of inbound deals. According to Mergermarket, deals to Latin America from Europe surged 98 percent in 2019.

In the two-minute video below, Claudio Yamashita, director of SS&C Intralinks Latin America, shares his view on the challenges and opportunities ahead for LATAM in 2020.

Claudio touches on Brazil’s expected year of heavy IPO volume and new privacy law coming into effect in August, positive signs for Mexico and Colombia’s markets, potential short-term risk in Argentina and Chile’s potential to significantly rebound in lieu of recent political reforms.

Watch the below and be sure to download the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q2 2020 featuring the global and regional M&A market predictions for the next six months.